Penny Mordaunt, the U.Okay.’s worldwide commerce minister, has joined an more and more crowded race to succeed U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Her announcement on Twitter Sunday morning adopted a slew of entries over the weekend. Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid, each former well being secretaries, confirmed their plans late Saturday in interviews with The Telegraph. Two serving ministers additionally introduced they’d vie for the highest spot: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Nadhim Zahawi, the previous schooling secretary lately named chancellor.
They be a part of Lawyer Basic Suella Braverman, as contenders throughout the present authorities.
The newest bulletins carry the whole record of Conservative contenders to 9, following the collapse in help that compelled Johnson to resign on Thursday. Johnson mentioned he would keep in workplace till his occasion chooses a alternative.
Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, lengthy thought of certainly one of Johnson’s prime inner rivals, launched his marketing campaign on Friday. Different runners embody former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch, who jumped in on Saturday, and senior Tory lawmaker Tom Tugendhat.